State Public Assistance Program

The State Public Assistance program provides an organizational structure for the administration of federal grants to eligible public entities for the repair and restoration of damaged public facilities within a federally-declared disaster area. Such entities include state agencies, local governments, and certain private, non-profit organizations. A grant is made to the state of Missouri, which authorizes sub-grants to eligible applicants. Funding is provided through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in accordance with Public Law 93-288, as amended by the Stafford Act. Public assistance grants are provided on a cost-share basis, with percentages established in the state-rederal agreement, and a federal share of no less than 75 percent.